By Wendy Holden
Read by Paula Wilcox
A comedy of love, royals and rampant social climbing
She stopped at nothing. To get everything.
Scheming social climber Alexa may be humbly born. But she's a class-hopping cruise missile aimed at the very top of the gold-digging tree. Only a title, mansion and family tiara will do. Befriending feckless aristo Florrie (three surnames plus black hole where her brain should be) means the grandest doors swing open and the prince of her dreams is in sight. But has Florrie's mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, rumbled what Alexa is up to?
Beautiful but penniless student Polly, meanwhile, is in love. Is Max, the handsome young vet she's found in a country lane, quite as ordinary as he seems, however?
Passionate love, eye-widening snobbery and more than naked ambition abound in this contemporary Cinderella tale - a deliciously satirical novel of the upwardly mobile.
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Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.
Visit her on her website www.wendyholden.net, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyholdenauthor.
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08 Dec 2011
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'One of the country's greatest comic authors' — Mirror
'Holden's tale of social snobbery and bare-faced ambition is a modern fairytale that chimes perfectly with our post-Wills-and-Kate world' — Glamour
'A fruity, glamorous, modern take on the Cinderella story from heat favourite Holden, with a topical dash of royal wedding thrown in' — heat
'Pin-sharp social climbing comedy' — Grazia